Orioles infielder Ty Wigginton wants to remain with the Orioles if the alternative is receiving little playing time elsewhere, according to Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun. Wigginton told Connolly that he’s not campaigning for a deal and enjoys playing in Baltimore:
“If I were to go somewhere, I’d want it to be somewhere I could contribute,” the 32-year-old said. “But I love the city of Baltimore, and I love playing here for these fans.”
The nine-year big league veteran will earn $3.5MM in 2010, the final year of his contract. Earlier this week, it was reported that Wigginton would be open to playing for the Mets if the O’s become sellers. However, Wigginton “chuckled” at that story as both he and Millwood were responding to a question asking if they would have a problem playing for the Amazins.
Wigginton has started 52 of 57 games for the Orioles this season while playing at first, second, and third.
I wouldn’t mind seeing Wigginton playing for the Mets again, even at second base. And Millwood would at least be an upgrade from Oliver Perez. Hopefully the Mets can still persuade the Orioles to go with the trade.